Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Travel Guide - What To See & Do Erica Gregory Author
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Our illustrated travel guide will take you to the Galapagos Islands.The Galapagos Islands are a small archipelago of islands belonging to Ecuador in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The islands are quite remote and isolated, lying some 1000 km (620 miles) west of the South American continent. The Galapagos archipelago consists of 13 main islands and 6 smaller isles, which together embrace some 50,000 sq km (19,500 sq miles) of ocean. The Galápagos archipelago is world-renowned for its unique and fearless wildlife- much of which was the inspiration for Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. The islands are therefore very popular amongst natural historians, both professional and amateur. Giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas and different bird species can all be seen and approached. The landscape of the islands is relatively barren and volcanic, but beautiful nonetheless.Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information. Contents: Welcome To Galapagos Islands Overview Climate The Islands Towns Arrivals By plane Step by step procedures at Quito airport By boat Local Transportation By boat Budget Mid-range Splurge Sightseeing Highlights Fun Activities Cruises Snorkeling & Scuba Diving Hiking Biking Surfing Volunteering Kayaking Horseback Riding Accommodation Guide Safety & Security Cultural Issues Rules

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